Protesters describe the police brutality they’ve faced while protesting police brutality

At demonstration after demonstration, officers have met peaceful protesters, who are condemning the police killing of George Floyd — and police violence more broadly — with disproportionate and brutal force, often for no reason but to “disperse” a crowd. It’s an approach that’s only illustrated how quick police can be to use violent tactics, particularly against black individuals.

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Trump accuses 75-year-old peace advocate assaulted by Buffalo police of being ‘antifa provocateur’

The horrific video of the assault on Gugino does show the long time peace activist walking toward the line of police with something in his hands. That something is very clearly a cell phone. It’s very, very clearly not a “scanner” that can “scan police communication in order to black out the equipment,” because there is no such thing. 

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White House Has ‘No Regrets’ About Violently Clearing Nearby Protest

“The president is sorry about the fact that antifa wreaks havoc in our streets and the failure of some members of the media to note that,” she said, repeating Trump’s baseless claims that the protests are not actually led by people outraged by systemic racism and the police killing of George Floyd. 

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Protests in the US: America’s contradictions are breaking wide open

I thought of al-Sahhaf in that moment because Trump’s photo op felt not like a prelude to victory but a weird admission of defeat. I want to be clear: The forces of so-called “law and order” that Trump purported to support still very much run rampant on American streets. But Trump’s actions and demeanor weren’t those of a president convinced he was about to win a great victory. They were those of a political leader doing whatever he could to shore up his base. He didn’t seem assured; he seemed panicky.

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Republican Group Rips Trump Supporters’ Use Of Confederate ‘Treason’ Flag

A Republican group of critics of President Donald Trump released a new video on Sunday slamming his supporters’ use of the Confederate flag.

“The men who followed this flag 150 years ago knew what it meant,” a voiceover in the spot from the Lincoln Project states. “Treason against their country. Death of the United States.”

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